Where to Ski in January

Davos is renowned for cross country skiing, but also perfect for advanced downhill skiers. Luxury skiing at its finest.

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Veysonnaz, a fashionable and small Swiss skiing resort, offers groomed pistes and it is home to the notorious Piste de l’Ours

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Where to Ski in January

January is a month that has been traditionally overlooked by skiers. However, those with flexible holiday allowances will agree that the first year of the month is a great time to go skiing. Those that hate travelling with the crowds will find airports and highways less congested. Besides, the best chances of good snow are in January. Temperatures may be slightly lower, which means that snow is likely to be in a better condition. In addition, after the traditional Christmas and New Year’s rush, the pistes can seem almost deserted in January. This allows skiers to get in more runs or over more ground, thus maximising the usage of their lift-passes.

                France and Switzerland are traditionally thought-after destinations for ski-lovers and January is a great month to visit them. We’ve done some research and here are our most favourite picks.

Luxury Skiing in France in January

                Chamonix and Avoriaz are just two of the many French luxury skiing resorts that skiers can enjoy in January. Located at the foot of Mount Blanc, it’s got a long relation with Alpine sports and as a tourist 

attraction. Its epic terrain is what makes this such a popular ski destination, but it also makes it an extremely challenging place to ski. Expert skiers looking for really challenging slopes, mountain climbing or hang-gliding need to spend some time in Chamonix. Novice skiers have also plenty to do!

                The popular resort of Avoriaz is located above the town of Morzine and offers a lavish and opulent skiing holiday with its luxurious and snow-filled amenities. Avoriaz skiers enjoy an expansive ski area with ski runs, cross country ski trails and eight amazing loops which pass through pine forests and offer extraordinary views.

Luxury Skiing in Switzerland in January

                Davos and Veysonnaz, in Switzerland, are luxury skiing resorts that offer novice and intermediate skiers excellent skiing trails and slopes to strengthen and improve their skills. Needless to say, they also offer attractive challenges for the most demanding skiers!

                Easily accessible from Zurich and Innsbruck, Davos is a top destination for intermediate skiers. It is renowned for the cross country skiing it offers but there are also a few off-piste runs for advanced skiers. Besides, there are over 300km of pistes for intermediate skiers to choose at the six main ski areas: Parsenn/Gostschna, Pischahom, Madrisahorn, Jakobshorn, Schatzalp and Rinerhorn.

                Veysonnaz, a fashionable and small Swiss skiing resort, offers groomed pistes and it is home of the rather notorious Piste de l’Ours. Veysonnaz is a very popular destination for off-piste skiing enthusiasts. Veysonnaz is an ideal destination for intermediate skiers, though novice and advanced ones will also find plenty of things to do there.